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NYC Hunger Experience 2012: One City, Two Realities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 02:27

Almost one in three New York City residents - 32% -- experienced difficulty affording the food they need in 2012.   Even more households with children -- 39% -- faced similar problems.  These were among the findings contained in "NYC Hunger Experience 2012:  One City, Two Realities", a new report published this morning by The Food Bank For New York City.   The report is based on telephone interviews conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.

Although the percentage of New York City residents having difficulty affording food has dropped since the height of the recession in 2008, when it stood at 48%, it has yet to decrease to the level in where it was -- 25% -- when the first of these annual polls was conducted in 2003.

To cope with food affordability challenges, almost one in three New York City residents (30%) purchased less food to save money, down from almost two in five (38%) in 2011; and almost one in five residents (17%) purchased less healthy food, down from one in five (20%) in 2011.  Almost one in three New York City residents (32%) ate smaller meals; almost one in four (22%) ate meals at friends’ or relatives’ homes; more than one in six (17%) skipped meals; almost one in six (1%) eliminated holiday meals or Sunday dinners; and more than one in ten (13%) served fewer family members at mealtime.

To download a full copy of the report, visit www.foodbanknyc.org.

 

 

 

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